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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Network Cable Installation
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Network Cable Installation?

What is the average price of Network Cable Installation?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Network Cable Installation. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Network Cable Installation been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Network Cable Installation yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Network Cable Installation?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Network Cable Installation with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

Market share concentration among network cable installation service providers is low, with the market's largest firms each generating less than 5.0% of total market revenue. Market share concentration is projected to remain low in the coming years as the market remains highly fragmented. High competition among the market's many suppliers... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Value-Added Services

What value-added services do you provide? How will including value-added services impact pricing?

Do you perform on-site visits with potential buyers?

Does your distance from the project affect the typical turnaround time for your services?

How do you differentiate your offerings?


Do you anticipate any difficulties in addressing emergency requests?

Do you perform onsite visits with potential buyers?

Is the typical turnaround time for your services affected by your distance from the project?

Do you add a fuel surcharge?

License & Qualifications

Do your employees possess NEC certification?

Are your employees licensed with the state?

What have you done to ensure that your employees are sufficiently trained and qualified?

Do you possess any certifications from trade associations?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should include all relevant information for vendors to assess the totality of the project.

Buyers should provide information about when payment will occur. For example, buyers should say whether payment is awarded upon finalization of the contract or over a period of time.

Buyers can refer to the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections for help creating a budget.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look for vendors that have highly regarded installation services to ensure the integrity of the network.

Buyers should evaluate vendors based upon their experience, the comprehensiveness of the proposal and the price of installation.

For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should include a deadline for proposal submittals and when the contract will be awarded.

Buyers should include a time frame for the installation to occur as well as dates for suppliers to survey the work area.

Buyers should include any other benchmark dates that are relevant to the project.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The network cable installation market has moderate level of supply chain risk. In order to successfully install data communication infrastructure, service providers must purchase electrical parts and equipment sourced from manufacturers and wholesalers, the most important of which is Ethernet and fiber optic cable. Ethernet cable, which is the most... Subscribe to learn more.